Staying at home for New Year’s Eve far more popular than going out


Twice as many Americans plan to go to bed before midnight on New Year’s Eve than plan to go to a party, according to a  survey of 1,099 adults by investor site More than one-quarter,

or 28%, of those surveyed are going to miss

the ball drop in Times Square

compared to 14% who are heading out to a party.

Another 37% plan to stay up to welcome in 2013

while 23% say they will entertain at home,

according to Spectrem Group’s

Just one in 10 say they will be going to a restaurant on

New Year’s’ Eve,

2% will be attending another event

and 6% will be traveling then.

Americans also are holding down spending on

New Year’s Eve, with 87% planning outlays of

less than $200. Just 9% say they will spend between $200 and $499

and 3% will spend $500 to $999. A very small number,

or 1%, plan to spend between $1,000 and $1,999,

and another 1% say they will spend more than $2,000.